Whitney’s Chelsea Museum to Feature Elevators Designed by Richard Artschwager

June 8th, 2013

Designs for Richard Artschwager's elevator project at the Whitney, via The New York TimesPrior to his death in February, American artist Richard Artschwager designed four elevators for the Whitney Museum’s new museum space in Chelsea, currently under construction.  The four designs, titled Six in Four, are designed around the reoccurring motifs of doors, windows, tables, baskets, mirrors and rugs that appear in Artschwager’s work.  “The idea was to have something that immediately gives you a sense of place, an identity, so that this isn’t just another generic museum,” Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg said.

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